Babaiola, the young promise of the Travel & Entertainment LGBT, launches from July 31st and for the next two months, its equity crowdfunding campaign on the platform Crowdfundme with the goal of becoming the world leader for LGBT friendly tourism.
On Babaiola platform users can find reliable and up-to-date information on hotels, locales, gay-friendly pubs, and LGBT events in over 100 destinations worldwide.
Babaiola is a vibrant community where people look for new travel companions, exchange advice, compare their experiences and contribute to community growth.
The startup’s goal is to raise a minimum of 6ok Euros to expand the team and increase community members, reaching 400,000 members by 2018.
Since the beginning of 2017, Babaiola has signed agreements with the most important travel companies, including Alpitour, Skyscanner, Hotelscombined and Yelp.
“We are very happy and pleased to start the campaign with CrowdFundMe,” said Nicola Usala, CEO of Babaiola “thanks to the raised capital we can extend the community by offering a better service to our LGBT community, continuing to be an innovative container with a very ambitious social objective: investing in equality.”
Babaiola is already the benchmark in Italy for the tourist market LGBT and the startup is ready to reach new markets.After having been presented to investors in November 2016, the startup has been selected by Start-up Chile. Moreover, it is part of the GrowITup project, an initiative that has fostered the collaboration between babaiola.com and Alpitour, which is leading to the creation of a high-quality LGBT friendly tourist service.